London, 1967, 453 pp. B./w. ills. Hardcover, d/j. - Dustjacket worn. Article on paper pasted on first free endpaper. Stamp. Underlinings in ink. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: The search for speed under sail.
Buchbeschreibung 1967 W.W. Norton and Company, first edition, hardcover with dustjacket 453 pages, with many plans and folding-outs, with detailed plans. The development of sailingships on speed. In very good condition. Artikel-Nr. P18271
Buchbeschreibung New York, W.W. Norton & Company Inc., 1967. First Edition. 20 cm x 26.5 cm. 453 pages. Original Hardcover with original clipped dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Includes for example the following essays: The State of Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding in the Eighteenth Century, 1700 - 1760, 1760 - 1793, 1793 - 1812, 1812 - 1820, 1820 - 1845, and 1845 - 1855. Appendices include Spar Dimensions of Clipper Ship 'Sweepstakes', Spar Dimensions of Clipper Ship 'Sovereign of the Seas', and Contemporary Accounts of Clipper Ships - 'Staghound', 'Lightning', 'Herald of the Morning', and 'Red Jacket'. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Illustrations include for example:- Model of American-built schooner 'St Ann' c.1736, Royal Navy lugger 'Experiment', Three plans of Danish xebec 'Lindormen' 1771, Sail plan of brig 'Spark' 1813, and Mexican revenue cutter built by William Webb 1851. Artikel-Nr. 75439AB